For those who couldn't be bothered to listen up when a certain sanctimonious pop star
sermonized about the importance of water conservation
during California's never ending drought, the Save Our Water
campaign is back with a new series of public service announcements that employ absurdist humor to get the point across. Produced in partnership with the Natural Resources Defense Council
and the California Water Foundation
, the aim of the chuckle-worthy PSAs is to get Californian's to reduce their personal water footprints by 20 percent. And if there's one comedic duo that get folks to do so — while also having a good laugh in the process — it's Conan O' Brien and Andy Richter.
O' Brien and Richter's PSA series consists of six short clips, each dispensing simple-yet-effective home water conservation tips
with a distinctly Team Coco-esque twist:
Making sure that your commode is in good (read: leak-free) working order:
Covering your backyard swimming hole to prevent evaporation:
Opting for drought-resistant, native plantings instead of water-intensive turf grass:
Using your dishwasher (if you've got one) in lieu of washing dishes by hand:
Treating your dirt-caked car to a commercial car wash instead of washing it in the driveway:
And last but not least, keeping it filthy:
Of course, it's an incredibly smart idea to put the above tips into practice even if you live outside of California. Are there any other water-saving pointers that you would have like to seen Team Coco tackle?
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